Phuket generated at least 2.6 billion baht on Chinese New Year, says Tourism Authority

Phuket –

More than 158,000 Thais and foreigners visited Phuket for the Chinese New Year Festival which generated at least 2.6 billion baht, said the TAT authority.

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Phuket Office director Nanthasiri Ronnasiri told the Phuket Express that during the Chinese New Year Festival from January 21st to January 22nd, 2023, there were 158,414 visitors to Phuket which generated at least 2.6 billion baht.

There were in total 121 international flights from 40 airlines which carried 24,809 passengers while in total 121 domestic flights carried 17,155 passengers.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for five years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.